Friday, August 4, 2017

Via Daily Dharma: Working with Difficult Feelings

A feeling-tone is a feeling-tone, and that’s all. Just like anything else, the invitation is to be with it, not to listen to it, not to ignore it, not to push it away, not to repress it, not to act on it.

—Dr. Jay Michaelson, “Working Through the Strong Emotions of Sexual Identity

Via Daily Dharma: Respect Is All We Need

Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need.

—Dalai Lama, “Consider Yourself a Tourist

Via Daily Dharma: Changing Your Approach to Life

In Buddhism, the point is not simply to be accomplished meditators but to change our whole approach to life.

—Judy Lief, “Meditation Alone is Not Enough

Via Daily Dharma: Find Freedom in Stillness

Stillness in the midst of motion and commotion is free of will, direction, and time. It is a complete letting be of what is from moment to moment.

—Toni Packer, “Unmasking the Self